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Have you been invited to the 2023-2024 UN YPP Written Exam stage?

The United Nations Young Professionals Programme – UN YPP – is an annual initiative focused on the selection and recruitment of distinguished and highly qualified young professionals from different parts of the world. Every year the UN receives approximately 50,000 applications for the YPP, which selects around 100 highly qualified and motivated young people from around the world who wish to start an international career, hone their skills, and assist the organization in fulfilling its mission.

The UN YPP selection process is carried out once a year and comprises several stages: an online application form, a writing test, and a competency-based interview. In pursuit of its mission, OpenIGO Network has prepared this special package to help you better understand the Written Examination stage of the selection process, allowing you to perform successfully in each of its parts.

The Written Examination is by far the most competitive stage of the UN YPP: only 4% of candidates invited to take the exam are successful and move on to the interview stage. Practicing is, therefore, crucial to pass this stage and that is precisely why OpenIGO has assembled this preparation material for you. We have already helped dozens of candidates start their international careers and we want you to become one of them!

This is how the phases of this stage of the selection process are usually structured:

  • Phase 01—General Paper + Part I Specialized Paper (both Multiple Choice Questions—MCQ)
  • Phase 02—Part II Specialized Paper (Constructed Response Items)

In the United Nations YPP 2023-2024 Written Exam Preparation, you will find all the necessary content to prepare for the two phases of the UN YPP Written Examination.

Take a look at what you will get once you purchase our Bronze Package of the UN YPP Written Exam Preparation: 


UN YPP – Short Guide to the Written Examination
(.pdf document)

  • In this guide, you will find relevant information and practical tips to get you acquainted with the different parts of the test. It will help you gain a better understanding of what each section of the exam is looking to assess and what is the best way to approach the different types of questions/tasks. This guide includes the Written Examination chapter of our UN YPP guide + exclusive content and study tips regarding the 2023-2024 exam areas.  

(Exam Areas)

  • A closer look at the 2023-2024 UN YPP exam areas (Economics & IT)
  • Suggested study topics for each exam area (We’ll update as soon as the UN shares the Suggested Reading List)

(General Paper)

  • Get the best preparation for the general knowledge questions that comprise this part of the Written Exam; 
  • Logical and Reasoning questions to prepare you for this aspect of the General Paper;
  • Questions about Values and Competencies sought by the United Nations.

(Specialized Paper Part I and II) 

  • Know what to study for the Multiple Choice and Open questions;
  • Have access to tips on how to tackle Multiple Choice and Open questions;
  • Understand what types of questions can be asked in the Specialized Paper and take a look at past samples;
  • Understand how the assessment of the test is carried out and how points are usually allocated. 

Updated General Paper Preparation Practice
(.pdf document)

  • Find 60 original Multiple Choice Questions on 4 different themes: 1. General knowledge in International Relations and current global issues; 2. General knowledge of the structure, mode of operation and mandate of the United Nations; 3. Values and competencies sought by the United Nations; 4. Logic and analytical skills + answer guidelines. Practice with our questions and compare your responses to a specialist’s answer guidelines.

Specialized Paper Preparation
(.pdf document)

  • Find 20 original Multiple Choice Questions + answer key to prepare for the Specialized Paper Part I of both the Economic Affairs and the Information Systems and Technology exam areas! Soon after Part I of the exam is done, we will provide you with the Part II preparation as well!


UN YPP Written Exam Preparation

Product details: 

(UN YPP – Short Guide to the Written Examination)

  • File Size:  758 KB
  • File Format: PDF (Read on Any Device)
  • Print Length: 29 pages
  • Publisher: OpenIGO: 1st Edition
  • Publication Date: September 8, 2023


(General Paper Preparation Practice)

  • File Size: 2,05 MB
  • File Format: PDF (Read on Any Device)
  • Print Length: 41 pages
  • Publisher: OpenIGO: 2nd Edition.
  • Publication Date: September 8, 2023


(Specialized Paper Preparation – Economic Affairs and Information Systems and Technology)

  • File Size: 274 KB
  • File Format: PDF (Read on Any Device)
  • Print Length: 15 pages (Written Exam Phase I Preparation)
  • Publisher: OpenIGO
  • Publication Date: September 8, 2023


  • Language: English
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Get also:

UN YPP – Application Review

UN YPP – Mock Interview